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Residential Overview

Coastal Harbor Health System’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program (PRTP) offers an inpatient treatment option for adolescents and children struggling with ongoing behavioral, emotional and/or psychiatric problems. Our youth treatment facilities are designed specifically for youth age 7 – 17 is the best treatment option for children whose behavioral issues have persisted despite acute or outpatient interventions.

We build our therapies and mental health counseling programs upon our evidence-based programming. Our areas of specialty include:

  • Moods disorders, including depression and bipolar symptoms
  • Self-injurious, disruptive and aggressive behaviors
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Difficulties with impulse control and emotional regulation
  • Sexually reactive behaviors
  • Trauma symptoms
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Co-occurring substance abuse disorders

Our emphasis on evidence-based practice using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as our therapeutic model is what sets Coastal Harbor apart in its approach to treatment. Since many of our children and adolescents have experienced some form of trauma in their lifetimes we have therapists trained in providing trauma-focused therapy using Dialectical Behavior Therapy as the most effective intervention.

We strive to help each youth develop to his or her fullest potential and to provide them with the coping skills they will need to be successful in life.

Core components and highlights of our residential treatment program include:

  • Psychological evaluations
  • Accredited private school with Georgia-certified teachers
  • Individualized treatment, teaching and behavior support plans
  • Substance abuse group therapy and AA/NA groups
  • GED preparation for qualified students
  • Self-care, life and social skills training
  • Family therapy and education
  • Recreational therapy
  • Individual and group treatment modalities
  • Speech and occupational therapy as needed
  • Community service activities with local food banks and animal shelters
  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEC) programming
  • Vocational program and skill enhancement